About National Institute of Design
National Institute of Design (NID) offers professional education programs at undergraduate and postgraduate level with five faculty streams and 18 diverse design domains. NID has established exchange programs and ongoing pedagogic relationships with over 50 overseas institutions. NID has also been playing a significant role in promoting design.
Admission is on the basis of NID’s method of selection, which extends beyond the students previous academic qualifications. The NID Admission Committee systematically seeks evidence of the perception, attitude, aptitude, achievement and motivation essential for a challenging and satisfying design career.
The objective of the tests and the interviews is to ascertain the above qualities. Design Aptitude Test (DAT) shall be conducted at various centres. Based on the scores obtained in these tests, candidates will be shortlisted and called for the second phase. The second phase of the admission procedure will consist of studio tests followed by personal interviews at Ahmedabad, Bengaluru and Gandhinagar.
The professional education at NID has both UG and PG Programs –
- Graduate Diploma Program in Design (GDPD) of 4 years duration for students after 10+2 or equivalent like AISSCE/IB/ISC.
- Post-Graduate Diploma Program in Design (PGDPD) of 2½ years duration for graduates from various domains specific to each discipline.
Having entered the 6th decade of design excellence, NID has been active as an autonomous institute under the aegis of the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India; in education, applied research, service and advanced training in five faculty streams, Industrial Design, Communication Design, Textile, Apparel & Lifestyle Design, IT Integrated (Experiential) Design and Interdisciplinary Design Studies.
NID offers a wide spectrum of design domains while encouraging transdisciplinary design projects. NID is a unique institution with many problem-solving capabilities, depths of intellect and a time-tested creative educational culture in promoting design competencies and setting standards of design education. The rigorous development of the designer’s skills and knowledge through a process of ‘hands on-minds on’ is what makes the difference.